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July 2013 Archives

Infant jumper recalled after 61 reports of injury

A nationwide recall has been issued for a baby jumper after dozens of children were injured due to a defect in one of the product's attached toys. The object can snap back too hard and harm the infant while he or she is playing with it, according to the U.S. Consumer Production Safety Commission.

Ex-North Carolina pol sues driver, bar for collision injuries

Former North Carolina state legislator Larry Womble, who retired from politics after being seriously injured in a car accident in 2011, has filed a personal injury suit against the estate of the man who caused the accident and the bar that served him alcohol that night. Womble's attorney said that the drunk driving accident caused his client tremendous personal and professional damage.

Cars making sudden left turns a hazard to North Carolina bikers

Motorcycle riders in Wilmington know that no matter how much care they take to protect themselves on the road, negligent drivers pose a threat all the time. There are many ways that a car or truck can cause a motorcycle accident but one of the easiest ways a driver can do so is to make an unsafe left turn. Failing to signal the turn or turning too close to an approaching motorcycle often leads to a collision, and for bikers any accident can be very serious.

Beachfront deck collapse in North Carolina injures 21

A group of 25 people was standing on the second-story deck of a beachfront condominium in Brunswick County, North Carolina, when it collapsed without warning on July 9. Twenty-one out of the 25 were injured. Their ages ranged from infant to senior citizen. It is a relief that none of the injuries was considered life-threatening, but all 21 were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Condo resident awarded $4M for slip and fall on icy patio

A condominium manager and another company have been found liable for debilitating injuries suffered by a woman in a slip-and-fall accident in another state. The defendants have been ordered to pay the woman more than $4 million for her permanent and debilitating injuries, which were caused by a fall on her patio that was covered by ice and snow despite their obligation to keep it clear. This demonstrates how a condo's management company in North Carolina could put their residents at risk of harm by not living up to their duties .

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